Great price for a terrific Christmas present: some of the best fiction of 2010.
Featuring this year’s leading lights in literary fiction, The Booker Prize Collection is the perfect gift for lovers of outstanding contemporary fiction. The Man Booker Prize shortlist rarely includes anything short of outstanding literature and this year is no different. Headed by the winning novel - The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson - a wonderful exploration of the relationship between three old friends, this superb selection of stories, that vary greatly in subject and style, have been hand-picked by literary critics. The remainder of the list comprises of Emma Donoghue’s tale of a mother and son locked away from the world, Peter Carey’s exploration of American democracy and an intriguing story of experimentalism from Tom McCarthy. Completing the set is Damon Galgut’s account of one man’s search for love and a powerful story reflecting on the years when slavery was abolished by Andrea Levy. A thrilling collection, with something for everyone to enjoy!
p.s. Howard Jacobson, author of The Finkler Question, is on Radio 3 at mid-day today).